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5 civilians killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in J&k Poonch
5 civilians killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch
- Shikhar Thakur
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- March 18, 2018 02:56 IST
New Delhi: 5 civilians killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch.
SP Vaid, J&K DGP told to news agency ANI that "Due to shelling from across in Balakote sector of Poonch, 5 civilians died & 2 are injured who are being shifted to the hospital.
Last week, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that that armed forces were retaliating appropriately to ceasefire violations by the Pakistani army "wherever necessary", adding that the defences along the border were being periodically fortified to withstand any attack.
In a reply in Rajya Sabha to questions relating to the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Ms Sitharaman said that 209 incidents of ceasefire violations by the Pakistani army were reported along the Line of Control in January, while the number was 142 in the first 12 days of February. A total of 860 incidents of ceasefire violations took place last year.